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DEAD SPACE CHAMBER MUSIC: Bristol doomy medieval/neo-folk avant-gardists share new track + Announce new album ‘The Black Hours’ out December 03
Bristol avant/dark neo-folk cohort Dead Space Chamber Music have announced their sophomore album, The Black Hours, which will be out 03rd December 2021. The Black Hours carried the band through the strange journey of the pandemic, resonating with the theme and visuals of the album. The entire record is a reference to a medieval illuminated manuscript of the same name, a unique and intimate book of prayers to mark The Liturgy of the Hours, or The Office of the Dead.
Written about the evening Nolo Grace met her husband and co-producer Martin Wave, “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” is a love letter in every sense. “The song is inspired by the night I started talking to my now-husband. We were out together with mutual friends, and we started talking and didn’t want the night to end. The song captures the feeling of awkwardness, uncertainty, and excitement I felt that night.” Three months later, the couple decided to get married as Los Angeles went on lockdown.
Breakdowns & Synthwave Collide On EVERY HOUR KILLS’ Collaboration w/ Chris Wiseman (Shadow of Intent
Every Hour Kills has always had a mission to challenge the status quo when it comes to metal genres and this newest iteration from the group is highlighted with the most divergent single “Tenebrous” from their latest EP “Vacua”.
Critically acclaimed guitarist and vocalist, JD Simo, today releases his new LP, Mind Control.
Paste Magazine exclusively premiered the new album and said, “Simo has a history of working with a diverse range of sounds. On Mind Control, his reach is as thrilling and inviting as one expects.”
YSL Artist Strick Drops Album Strick Land featuring A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Kid Cudi & more
Today, Young Stoner Life artist, Strick releases a brand new album Strick Land. With features from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, and many more, the album paints the next chapter of Strick’s musical journey and tells the story of Strick.
The new song was written by Paul Hoffman upon the arrival of his daughter. “I wrote this with my 5-week-old daughter at my feet. She laid there and listened, so content. I hoped this was the first of many experiences like this for her and I,” Hoffman told The Boot. “I reflected on the amazing gift her mother had given me and ‘Grow Together’ just fell out of my heart,” Hoffman continues. “It’s a testament to a new chapter in my life and a love song for the woman who made me a father.”
TENILLE TOWNES SHEDS HER MASK ON NEW SONG “VILLAIN IN ME”
“This song terrifies me, but I feel more hungry for honesty than I ever have in my life before and that hunger is carrying me to a much more personal anchor in my songwriting,” said Townes. “I’ve come to know the Villain in my head very well over this past year and a bit. The lonely time at home forced me to sit in the uncomfortable and vulnerable emotions and this song is a safe place for me to be open about it. It’s not something I like to talk about but writing and singing about it makes it easier.”
corook would rather be a sim, literally
Co-written with Caroline Pennell (Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez) and Lauren Aquilina (Demi Lovato, Olivia O’Brien, Ava Max) and self-produced by corook, “sims” sees the Nashville-based alt-pop artist creating a genre-busting, undeniable sound all her own, fusing 64-bit bleeps and bloops with a head-nodding beat, glitchy guitar, and clever lyrics in both English and Simlish.
“I was the girl that had no interest in doing things how everybody else did them,” Block shares with PEOPLE. “This song kinda just goes out to anybody that that’s ever made me feel not enough. And to any young people out there, people tell you that high school will be some of the best years of your life. I am living proof that it is not. I wish I knew that back in the day. I would have saved so many fricking tears.”
James wrote the majority of the album in lockdown in his home in Surrey. His foresight in building a studio and investing in industry-standard recording gear paid immediate dividends. Trusted collaborators like Andrew Jackson, which whom he’d written “Train Wreck,” were able to come to him. Because they were writing and recording at home rather than in a pricey commercial studio, the musicians could work, should they want to, round the clock, not to the clock.
PNB ROCK & DJ LUKE NASTY RELEASE THE OFFICIAL FULL AUDIO FOR TIKTOK SENSATION “HIGH”
Rock’s latest releases follow his star-studded, chart-topping album, ‘TrapStar Turnt PopStar,’ which included guest features from Lil Wayne, Quavo, Roddy Ricch, Diplo, Lil Durk, XXXTENTACION, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and more. The album sky-rocketed straight to #1 with an impressive debut on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart in 2019, features RIAA Gold-certified tracks “MIDDLE CHILD (feat. XXXTENTACION)” and “I Like Girls (feat. Lil Skies),” and has collected over 1 Billion Streams to date.
Sister Hazel Announces New Album Before The Amplifiers 2 Out December 10
Iconic country/rock band, Sister Hazel, announces the release of their new album, Before The Amplifiers 2, with an exclusive premiere of single, “Your Winter” on The Country Note TODAY! The album is a 16-track collection of rare acoustic performances accompanied by a string quartet and recorded during an intimate live stream earlier this year. Included are new arrangements of Sister Hazel’s mega hits like “All For You,” “Champagne High,” and “Your Winter,” as well as never before recorded deep cuts.
rocco was first introduced to the industry as the vegan, yogi, rapper son of Ted Nugent, but in 2011 he broke free of what the world knew about him with an experimental sound inspired by artists like Kid, Cudi, Kanye, and Ryan Leslie. His debut mixtape, “learning” and the follow-up “loneruare” crafted a journey through his dark thoughts and harrowing depression, inspired by the process of coming to terms with who he was. Over the years, he’s grown into an inspiring artist using the combination of sound, video, and identity. He brings listeners to a sonic world of tribal trap beats, celestial falsetto, and textured percussion that lays the groundwork for his modern pop landscape. Tackling tough issues like mental health and self-discovery, he is equal parts poet and emcee.
MASSAGE – Lane Lines E.P.
Just a few months after releasing their acclaimed second album Still Life, Los Angeles indie-pop band Massage returns with Lane Lines — a six-track EP out in early 2022 on Mt. St. Mtn. (Cindy, Flowertown, Blues Lawyer) that finds the quintet expanding on their Sarah-meets-Creation Records sound with new touches of soft psychedelia, Feelies-ish frenzy and Haçienda-era escapism.
Out Today: Mamak Khadem Releases New Single “Across The Oceans” Feat. Chris Martin (of Coldplay)
Mamak Khadem — who the Los Angeles Times calls “one of the wonders of world trance music” — is proud to announce her new single “Across the Oceans,” with special guest Chris Martin (Coldplay) on piano and vocals, due out November 5, 2021 on Six Degrees Records.
It will be accompanied by a striking video directed by the award-winning director and cinematographer Sam Javadi. “Across the Oceans” is the first single from Khadem’s forthcoming REMEMBRANCE album, a work that pays tribute to her late father as she addresses themes of profound loss and transcendence.
TREVOR DANIEL RELEASES NEW EP THAT WAS THEN!
Houston bred/LA based singer, songwriter Trevor Daniel releases his new EP That Was Then today via ALAMO/RCA Records. Along with previously released tracks “Dadada,” “Alone” and “Fingers Crossed” with Julia Michaels, That Was Then features new tracks such as “Thirsty,” “Antisocial,” “Now We’re Done” and “Toxxxic”.
About That Was Then, Trevor says, “This project is essentially a bunch of things made throughout quarantine, inspired by the random points and emotions of where my head was throughout the year in comparison to where I’m at now….THAT WAS THEN.”
Today, AXLAUSTADE, an instrumental grunge trio hailing from Montreal, share “oui no na,” another single off their forthcoming debut self-titled LP, AXLAUSTADE (due November 19 via La Tribu). Talkhouse hosted the track’s pemiere, alongside a short essay written by the band.
VK Lynne with Ty Christian, Timo Somers, and Dan Hegarty Release New Single “It Hurts” + Official Music Video
VK Lynne along with Ty Christian, Timo Somers, and Dan Hegarty have released a new single “It Hurts” via DI Records.
What started out as an international and long-distance pandemic project turned into a hybrid in-person, real life collaboration when Ty Christian, founder of Mad With Power Fest and lead singer of Lords of the Trident, flew to Los Angeles to shoot the music video for “It Hurts”, a duet with singer-songwriter VK Lynne of The Spider Accomplice.
IV4 TEAMS WITH JEREMIH FOR SENSUAL NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “STROKE”
elbow Release Latest Track, ‘Flying Dream 1.’ Ninth Studio Album Out November 19
‘Flying Dream 1’ opens the band’s ninth studio album in the hushed tones that epitomize the full record, delivering a delicate, magical melody to showcase singer Guy Garvey’s perfectly pitched tales of an 80’s childhood in the warmth of his family home in Bury, Greater Manchester.
goodboy noah Announces ‘Cool’ EP, Shares “Buggin”
After gracing us with back-to-back surefire singles this year, rising Los Angeles-based pop and R&B-influenced singer-songwriter goodboy noah has announced his sophomore EP, cool, is set to drop on November 19. Today, the Toronto native shares his latest single and video for “Buggin” available to stream now on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.
B-LOVEE FOLLOWS UP HIS BREAKTHROUGH HIT WITH “MY EVERYTHING”
Tearing through the Bronx drill scene with his signature vocals, B-Lovee is coming for the NYC rap throne. Coming through with a blockbuster follow up to his breakthrough hit, Lovee shares “My Everything” his new video single. Produced by Cash Cobain, the song shares the first part’s mix of drill percussion and classic 90’s nostalgic records. Inspired by the soulful sample (referencing a Mary J Blige classic) while filling the track’s ample open space with his booming boasts, Lovee proves once again that he can dominate a room with his raw, creative, and unique talent for the perfect fusion. Watch the new video here.
New Single From YSB Tril & Kill Jasper Out Now On LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records
Following the release of his debut mixtape HOTSHOT, rising rookie YSB Tril (LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records) dashes back with his new record “Brand New.” Tril’s unbridled energy remains top-notch as he zips through the hypnotic production. Tril and his guest feature Kill Jasper go toe-to-toe with their swagger and melodious flows, which helps make “Brand New” a must-hear for both fanbases.
HOTBOII UNLEASHES NEW TRACK “DOCTOR” FEATURING LIL TJAY
Over airy production laced with string samples and ominous piano, Hotboii’s melodic flow instantly intoxicates as it stretches into a hypnotic high register. Meanwhile, multiplatinum New York force of nature Lil Tjay rolls through with an equally captivating cameo of his own. At the same time, the accompanying visual highlights the power of these two rising stars on screen.
Today, alternative pop duo Mirours share their new album Gilded Paradise. The 11-track album, made up of songs rooted in pop nostalgia and alternative edge, was written as a way to process the events of the past year. The band shares, “We wrote this album when we needed some very real and honest clarity during our processing over this past year…Clarity in faith and doubt; clarity in heartache and human nature; clarity in what love has the power to do; clarity in what we have the power to do. ‘Gilded Paradise’ is an invitation and open glimpse into our world of wonder and self-discovery – beauty, equality, purpose, inclusivity, freedom, love…and we can’t wait for the world to hear it.”
WATCH: RISING TAMPA-BASED RAPPER LA THE GOAT AND BIG FREEDIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “BOUNCE IT”
A protégé of Jermaine Dupri, LA The Goat’s music is heavily influenced by the classics. He rapped over the beat of the Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri classic “Money Ain’t A Thang,” which is what initially got him on the scene. However, LA the Goat has refined his sound by using catchy hooks and melodies enhancing and sharpening his rhymes. You can hear those melodies best in his song “8 Bands” featuring Rick Ross.
Scott’s releases today align with the first day of his third-annual Astroworld Festival, which sold out in less than an hour. On Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6, 100,000 total guests will turn up with Scott and a genre-spanning lineup—including Tame Impala, SZA, Bad Bunny, and many more—at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Fans unable to attend the festival can stream Scott’s headlining set on Apple Music at 7:00 PM PT / 10:00 PM ET Friday evening.
Jake Miller Shares Pop-Rock Track “The Opposite”
Jake shares, “This song was so much fun to make. It has the perfect blend of so many different genres and sounds. I’m so excited to play this one live!”
“‘the flower’ is our most ambitious release yet,” shares vocalist/guitarist Nathan Dickerson. “Over the past year, we have been writing nonstop with the goal of crafting a new sound. This EP tells the story of what it is like to travel to the darkest place in your mind and what your reality becomes after coming out the other side.”